Adhd kids diet

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Avatar m tn If you look on page 3 I posted an article I found in a magazine on an ADHD diet. I thought it was interesting. You can try it and see if it works. It should still be on page 3 or 4. The post title says ADHD diet in it. Best wishes!
1204383 tn?1265649738 I have heard from several people who have kids who have ADHD without or, with ODD, as our son does, that there are ways to control it and/or cope with it in that child through diet. Has anyone heard of this and/or does anyone know what that diet might consist of or avoid to better manage the child's moods and limit their stressors or anxieties?
Avatar n tn The connection between omega-3 fatty acid deficiency and ADHD has been confirmed by studies in which youngsters with ADHD, when compared with non-ADHD children had much lower blood levels of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid necessary for normal function of the eyes and the cerebral cortex (the brain region that handles higher functions such as reasoning and memory). Scientific Evidence Two types of fatty acids are considered essential.
Avatar n tn Texas does not have that much support for ADHD kids, but I question myself, is it his ADHD or is he just being defiant? A little history, he has a 5 1/2 month old sister, his dad is not around and the kids at the daycare he just got kicked out of do not like him because of the way he expreses himself. What do I do?
Avatar m tn Children who are or have been on ADHD drugs have an increased risk of committing suicide.Even the American Psychiatric Association admits that suicide is the major adverse reaction of withdrawal from these drugs. Clarke reports that “symptoms usually peak within two to four days after withdrawal of the drugs although depression and irritability may persist for months. Suicide risk can persist for years.
Avatar f tn My son has ADHD. We have been successfully treating it with medication for 6 yrs now. A therapist recently said that ADHD has been proven to actually be an allergy to chlorine. I have tried researching this online but have not found anything that supports this. I have read where drinking filtered water that has removed the chlorine is helpful but this is the closest I have found online that ADHD might actually be an allergy to chlorine.
1744272 tn?1314209044 Can spoiling result in a misdiagnosis of ADD? Yes! So can other forms of bad parenting.
Avatar n tn I have a 6yr old boy and a 9yr old girl and they fight all the time my son is adhd odd and may have some sycological issues he's on meds but he's getting really bad he's became violent with me and I just found out I'm pregnant it makes me alil uneasy because his favorite thing to do is kick me in my belly what do I do
202436 tn?1326474333 Has anyone tried this program/diet as a non-medicinal approach to add/adhd/behavioral problems? If so, what resources have you used. My daughter was diagnosed with dysthymic disorder (depression) with underlying adhd behaviors. I am NOT in favor of medicating a 6 yo and have heard great things about the feingold diet and other elimination diets to pinpoint foods/additives/artificial colorings/flavorings that can trigger allergies and cause unfavorable behaviors.
Avatar f tn is there any ADHD medication for kids between the ages of 3 and 4 years of age.
Avatar f tn fish oil, no sugar diet, color and chemical free diet (Feingold diet), vitamins, lots of sleep and exercise.
Avatar f tn t even bother getting the child tested until he/she is at least 8, unless they are causing harm to themselves or others because the tests were never meant for kids younger than 8 and the medication is certainly not meant for kids that young. My kids are 11 and 13 and they take the lowest does of Vyvance available.
Avatar f tn And, by the way, her other symptoms are pretty normal for a child with ADHD - so you might want to look into what ADHD is and how it effects kids and how you can help them. Best wishes!
Avatar f tn My 8 almost 9 yr old is always hyper. He seems like he can never sit still. If he's sitting still he's making wierd noises from his mouth. He see's a therapist 1-2 times monthly and we think thats he's ADHD. This scares me because i have seen so many kids that are ADHD that are so overly medicated. I like that my sons active but the hyperness can sometimes take over. From 1 second to the next he sometimes doesnt know what he's doing because he's in such a hurry.
Avatar f tn // You also want to make sure he is getting a good nights sleep. Kids that don't sleep well (due to throat issues or ADHD) exhibit much worse symptoms during the day. Oh, how old is he? Hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please post.
535822 tn?1443976780 Instead of Drugs and behavioral therapy for ADHD try changing diet .instead.It does not take a rocket scientist to .figure out that many symptoms.associated with ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder,the often over diagnosed condition tacked onto young people , can be treated by simply altering or supplementing ones diet .
Avatar f tn Is he hyper? ADHD means they can't pay attention AND they are extremely hyper. If he isn't hyper, he could be ADD but no one will know for sure until he is tested. Is there anything going on at home that could be distracting, like a divorce or something else major?
Avatar n tn Hi, well------- the nervous system can be calmed with something called 'heavy work'. You can google this in relationship to sensory integration disorder. My son has sensory which is very very similar to adhd and can look alike. My son has a nervous system that is overactive and he seeks input into it which causes hyper looking behavior. I have found this 'heavy work' to be really valuable in calming his system. Worth a try.
Avatar m tn If you go through the posts on this forum from other parents, you will see that their children get reactions from all around them. Its one part of the symptoms. Kids with ADHD (more so with young kids) don't have the filters to discern right and wrong. They just do it - and many times are very sorry afterward (at least until they give up on themselves). And then they do it again and again. His inappropriate behavior is extremely typical.
Avatar m tn Amen to that. I have a nephew that was started on meds for ADHD, and it has affected him so badly, he is mentally retarded because of it. I hate medicines and do not take them unless absolutely necessary. Some people put their kids on pills because they don't want to deal with them.
Avatar f tn But there is no proven link to sugar and ADHD or kids being hyper. See myth #4 here - If you are interested in reading about foods that can make possibly make more hyperactive, then there is a good link here from the ADHD forum - Note - I am not suggesting that she has ADHD, but these are healthy diet tips for anyone.
1346724 tn?1282322904 I've read in previous forums that the Gluten and Casein Free diet has helped kids with Autism. My son's therapist hasn't concluded his dignosis but she's leaning to PDD-NOS and I was wondering if I should try a diet like that or the Feingold diet. Has any one tried either one or which one would be a better diet to follow?